Show #6251 - Monday, November 21, 2011


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Caroline Wilkins, an arts writing university teacher from Silver Spring, Maryland

Francis Lansangan, a military analyst from Virginia Beach, Virginia

Morgan Polikoff, a professor of education policy originally from Hinsdale, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you the pitch, you ID the product.)
    $200 1
(I'm not singing it, you'll just have to imagine that part) "Meowmeow meowmeow, meowmeow meowmeow..."
    $200 26
Disappointment Peak,
Laramie Peak
    $200 6
A kleptomaniac in a department store
    $200 13
He was born at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm & has a mustache-wearing brother named Spike
    $200 11
In early European decks what's now this lady was the upper viceroy
    $200 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.) Koalas have adapted their diet with an extra long gut to break down poisons in these leaves & sleep 20 hours a day due to a lack of nutrition in the leaves
    $400 2
"Raise your hand if you're" this deodorant
    $400 27
Baby Mountain,
Hoosier Hill
    $400 7
A truck with 2 long metal bars at the front for moving heavy objects
    $400 14
Jim Davis named this faithful friend of Garfield after a character he created for a car commercial
    $400 12
The addition of a fifth suit to the medieval Italian deck produced this deck used for fortune telling
    $400 18
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.) The eastern gray kangaroo can cover 25 feet in a single leap, & they're widespread in this, the country's smallest state
    $600 3
"Wanna get away?" Fly this airline
    $600 28
Matchless Mountain, Aspen Mountain
    $600 8
You perform the snatch & the clean & jerk in this sport
    $600 23
Cartoonist Brad Anderson based the personality of this canine on a dog named Bruno
    $600 15
In the 19th century initial letters were added to cards' corners; to avoid confusion with the king, the knave became this
    $600 19
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.) It's the world's largest burrowing animal & can make a destructive tunnel complex 650 feet long, so farmers don't find it as cute as zoo-goers might
    $800 4
"The things we make, make us", including this rugged vehicle turning 70
    $800 29
Box Elder Peak,
Deseret Peak
    $800 9
He played Private Prewitt in "From Here to Eternity"
    $800 24
Arf! Little Orphan Annie found this furry friend as a pup behind Mrs. Bottle's store
    $800 17
In Spanish & Italian card games, this international trumper is merely a one
    $800 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.) The arrival of foxes in Western Australia in the 1920s was bad news for the quokka, a type of this kangaroo relative
    $1000 5
This resort chain is "The antidote for civilization"
    $1000 30
Mount Disappointment,
Mount Muir
    $1000 10
At 9:32 A.M. on July 16, 1969, Jack King declared, "We have" this "on Apollo 11"
    $1000 25
The little dog Snert wears a Viking helmet with horns just like this warrior owner
    DD: $3,000 22
In a standard international deck, he's the only one-eyed king
    $1000 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.) This egg-laying mammal has no teeth with which to eat; its taxonomic name is Tachyglossidae, or "fast tongue"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Morgan Francis Caroline
$3,000 $2,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Francis Caroline
$5,600 $11,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
The song most commonly associated with the Air Force begins, "Off we go into" this
    $400 11
"They're creepy & they're kooky, mysterious & spooky, they're altogether ooky"
    $400 16
This courageous aviator was known as "the Lone Eagle"
    $400 21
Roger is HIV-positive & Mimi is a heroin addict in this musical
    $400 26
Depending on the month, it can be a peridot or a diamond
    $400 1
April 22 is Earth Day & the birthday of this leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution
    DD: $5,000 7
This European operation that began in 1948 was the independent USAF's first major international challenge
    $800 12
"Woke up this mornin', got yourself a gun; mama always said you'd be the chosen one"
    $800 17
To track & field fans, she was simply "Flo Jo"
    $800 22
According to the title of a Tom Stoppard play, these 2 attendant lords "are Dead"
    DD: $5,000 28
Sad songs may tug at these internal strands
    $800 2
Occurring the first new moon after the sun enters Aquarius, it's Vietnamese new year
    $1200 8
By the end of the Vietnam War, the USAF was guiding bombs with this acronymic technology dating from around 1960
    $1200 13
"Till the one day when the lady met this fellow, & they knew that it was much more than a hunch"
    $1200 18
Old West personality Martha Jane Cannary was known by this misfortunate handle
    $1200 24
This Terrence McNally musical is based on a novel by E.L. Doctorow
    $1200 27
An event that happens in a movie but that the audience doesn't see is said to have taken place here
    $1200 3
This "Thursday" before Easter commemorates the Last Supper
    $1600 9
The continental U.S.-based interceptor force is provided by this homefront body formed the same day as the USAF
    $1600 14
"Who are you? Who, who, who, who?"
    $1600 19
Shakespeare was "the Bard of Avon"; this Scotsman was "the Bard of Ayrshire"
    $1600 23
Ionesco's play named for this pachyderm is about totalitarianism
    $1600 29
The vertical section of tile behind the sink
    $1600 4
Held on March 3, Japan's Hinamatsuri festival celebrates young girls & these toys popular with them
    $2000 10
The A-10 Thunderbolt II is less glamorously nicknamed for this hideous animal
    $2000 15
"We don't get fooled again, don't get fooled again. No, no"
    $2000 20
Diminutive chanteuse Edith Piaf was known as "the Little" this bird
    $2000 25
It's the 3-letter name of Karel Capek's play from which we get the word "robot"
    $2000 30
"Deadly" herb also known as belladonna
    $2000 5
In Texas April 21 is a day to remember this battle, Sam Houston's 1836 victory over a passel of Mexicans

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Francis Caroline
$11,600 $20,200 $14,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

900 years old when he died, he spoke in OSV syntax, object-subject-verb

Final scores:

Morgan Francis Caroline
$14,200 $28,401 $1,200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Morgan Francis Caroline
$11,600 $23,200 $10,000
18 R,
1 W
28 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $44,800

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Game tape date: 2011-10-10
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